About Us

Screen Bites Food Film Festival began 13 years ago, as part of Dorset Food Week. Our aim was to show food-themed films and documentaries from around the world and to promote awareness of the diversity and quality of food in Dorset and the surrounding counties.

Like Topsy, the festival grew – from one week to spread over five, culminating in the successful 2014 tenth anniversary season which began with a spectacular gala at St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles.

From then the festival ran on consecutive nights at the end of October, criss-crossing Dorset with food and films.

The small, hard-working, voluntary committee as administrator Gay Pirrie-Weir, with Caroline Tory, Fanny Charles, Joanna Codd, Katharine Wright and treasurer Alan Woodward.  The projection team is Dave Smith and Clive Shears, plus Emma and Vicky who help whenever they are available- and in 2017 Merrin Smith made an appearance on the final night at Tarrant Keyneston.

A Screen Bites evening starts with a mini farmers market with severarl producers offering tastings and selling their wares. Then there is a short film or talk, followed by an interval for Purbeck Ice Cream, and then the main film.


Screen Bites
Thanksgiving Cottage
16 Church StreetWincanton